Teen Mentorship Application – 2023

Join the team!

Must be in high school to be eligible.

We passionately believe in young people and the essential value they contribute to our community–not only in the future, but now! Because of this, we are committed to empowering, equipping and encouraging young people to lead and learn with us. For this season of leadership growth, we will be recruiting young people to serve as teen mentors in our production of Willy Wonka. Along with two student directors, teen mentors will help mentor a cast of young children to perform this production for audiences of local school children and the general public.  

At Monsoon Youth, we believe that there is a sweet spot to personal growth; it is a space where safety and bravery meet. Teen mentors will be supported and stretched, championed and challenged by our team of coaches from the SYMTP staff (Lyndon, Moon, Stewart and Leslie). 

We will hold several training and team meetings both before and during the production season. Please keep in mind that these will be mandatory as we will be covering important topics on leadership including character, communication, directing skills, etc.  

  • Friday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Complete details can be found in the form below!

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In Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR., a world-famous reclusive candy man named Willy Wonka announces that he will offer the tour of the lifetime through his secret chocolate factory to five children who find a golden ticket in one of his world-famous candy bars. One ticket-holder will also win a lifetime supply of chocolate. Against all odds, an impoverished but sweet-natured boy named Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket. He and his fellow tour members — the spoiled-rotten Veruca Salt, gluttonous Augustus Gloop, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde and television junkie Mike Teavee — spend a day traveling with the mysterious and marvelous Willy Wonka and his crew of Oompa Loompas through the fantastical factory. The children encounter marvelous sights and tastes along the way, including giant nut-selecting squirrels, fizzy lifting drinks, Everlasting Gobstoppers, and a chocolate river. But each stop proves to be a test, as only one can go on to win the Wonka prize.

“It takes tremendous imagination to communicate the whimsy and wonder of Willy Wonka’s factory, and it requires great sensitivity to deliver the musical’s key message on the importance of good character.”

– Drew Cohen

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald. The show features lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, including beloved songs “The Candy Man,” “I Want It Now!”, and “Pure Imagination” from the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

One more thing…

Cover Photo for The Little Mermaid JR.

Coming July 2022

Details to follow in the coming months…

Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. & Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.